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Students across U.S. to skip school as part of global climate protest

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By Linda Givetash

Thousands of students across the U.S. were expected to stage school walkouts on Friday, joining peers around the world to demand action on climate change.

Max Prestigiacomo, who is organizing a demonstration in Madison, Wis., said there was a real disconnect between what was being taught in the classroom — that climate change poses an existential threat — and how politicians were reacting.

“The political climate in the States right now is doing nothing,” said Prestigiacomo, 17. “They’re bargaining with our future.”

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